March 13, 2016
The Daniel Pearl Foundation has again chosen two Pakistani journalists - Irfan Haider, a reporter with Dawn, and Amal Khan (Features Editor, The Nation) for the six-month Daniel Pearl Fellowship 2016 after a selection process that drew 55 applicants from 15 different countries.
According to presspartners.org, the eight 2016 fellows are flying into Columbia, Missouri in mid-March. They will go through 18 days of orientation and training at the Missouri School of Journalism.
The eight fellows will have another two weeks of training at the Missouri School of Journalism in July and a final seminar in Washington D.C. in September.
To broaden the impact of the fellowship, participants are required to develop training plans that they implement when they return to their home newsrooms.
Eight journalists chosen for the 2016 fellowship program come from countries with media environments that range from challenging (Pakistan, Kenya) or regressive (Turkey, Ukraine) to extremely repressive (Iran, Cuba).
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